DataQube, a developer of a breakthrough podular edge data centre solution, is supporting Australian data centre firm Edge Centres with its US expansion plans. Edge has placed an order for 20 DataQube pods with further orders expected over the forthcoming months. DataQube says its unique solution will be "integral to Edge Centres’ ambitious rollout plans" by enabling the company to deploy multiple edge data centre and colocation facilities quickly and at scale.
David Keegan, CEO of DataQube Global, said: "We are delighted to be working with Edge Centres on this exciting new venture. Deploying our podular data centres instead of commissioning a data centre from scratch not only makes commercial sense, but DataQube’s green credentials will also help data centres of the future to become more sustainable by reducing energy consumption, not just switching source.”
Jon Eaves, CEO at Edge Centres, added: “We needed a partner that we could work with globally. DataQube and Edge Centres are aligned on a global roll-out plan starting in the US."
What benefits will the features of DataQube's facilities provide for Edge Centres?
DataQube has been selected as the preferred solution because of its short deployment times, its compelling price point, and its green credentials. The company's design architecture removes the need for expensive property refurbishments to accommodate specialist HPC and associated cooling equipment. All IT, storage and power infrastructure is housed within secure and sterile units that satisfy all current building regulations and LEED standards.
According to DataQube, the outer and inner structures of its edge facilities are manufactured from lightweight materials for portability and easy assembly purposes. The units are also supplied flatpack, which allows them to be transported in bulk. The solution’s person-free layout enables optimal use of IT, which reducing energy consumption and co2 emissions by over 50% because the energy transfer is dedicated solely to powering computers. This equates to a PUE of less than 1.05, the lowest in the industry, DataQube claims.
DataQube has already set up manufacturing facilities in the US as part of its ESG and sustainability strategies.